This is a fun card to open because there is a little heart inside that will twirl around when the card is opened. Sound fun? Let’s get started! You will need a piece of construction paper approximately 5 inches by 9 inches. (The size can vary.) Some scissors, glue, 2 small hearts cut from another color of construction paper, markers and some thread.
Begin by folding the piece of paper in half.
Using your scissors, cut a half of a heart shape on the fold.
Fold one side of the paper end up past the heart shaped cut.
Do the same with the second side.
When you open the card up, it should look like this from the end view.
And it should look like this from the front.
Now turn the card over so the back side is facing up. The fold in the middle of the heart cut out should be going “down” with the folds on each side going “up”. Cut a piece of thread that is just long enough to cross the heart cut-out and have a little room on each side of the top and bottom of the heart.
Make sure your little hearts are small enough to fit in the heart cut-out with room all around it so it will be able to spin.
It’s time to make the twirling heart part. Put some glue on 1 small heart, making sure there is glue down the center of the heart.
Lay your piece of thread on the heart with the glue and make sure it is in the center of the heart.
Lay the second heart on top and press the 2 hearts together so they stick together completely.
Decorate the small heart in any way you like. I wrote a word on each side.
Double check that the fold in the center of your card is down or the back side of the card is facing up.
Run a line of glue right in the center of the fold crease.
Place your small heart in the center of the heart cut-out with the strings laying on the lines of glue on each side.
Give the glue time to dry before moving on. The next step is to decorate your card by writing or drawing whatever you like on your card. The right side panel will be the front of your card when it is folded up.
This is what my card looks like when its folded.
Before closing your card, gently turn the small heart several times like you are winding it up. Carefully close the card, checking to make sure the small heart is laying flat.
When the card is opened, the small heart inside will spin! 🙂 You might want to hold the card closed with a paper clip or place it inside an envelope.
I hope you will enjoy making this Twirling Heart card! 🙂